We are a divided nation in the worst sense of the word, and we don't hear the other side.
Well it was sent to me, well because almost everything that is written in Baltimore is sent to me. And David Simon, who was a writer for the Baltimore Sun, spent one year following the homicide squad in Baltimore and he chronicled that period of time.
Writing by committee becomes much less about a vision. It is really about a piece of merchandise.
At the end of the day, you can't do a copy of somebody.
I never really wanted to be an actor. And that was the beginning of it, I began to write things down and eventually became a writer on a television show.
You have a movie and it proves itself and then certain things happen.
When I began to think about the head of the family, the storyteller, the rise of television which became the new storyteller, the break-up of the American family as an idea and then Avalon came.
Some actors are supposed to be very difficult, but I've not found that to be the situation.
It's those moments, those odd moments that you look for and sometimes by creating this kind of loose atmosphere you find those little moments that somehow mean a lot to an audience when they really register right.
It's finding those nonsensical pieces of conversation that we all do all the time. We do all the time. When we're talking on the telephone, there are arguments with people who agree when they both think that they disagree.